David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Minds and Machines 5 (4):467-487 (1995)
Heuristics can be regarded as justifying the actions and beliefs of problem-solving agents. I use an analysis of heuristics to argue that a symbiotic relationship exists between traditional epistemology and contemporary artificial intelligence. On one hand, the study of models of problem-solving agents usingquantitative heuristics, for example computer programs, can reveal insight into the understanding of human patterns of epistemic justification by evaluating these models'' performance against human problem-solving. On the other hand,qualitative heuristics embody the justifying ability of defeasible rules, the understanding of which is provided by traditional epistemology.
|Keywords||Heuristics epistemology problem-solving justification defeasible reasoning|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Alvin I. Goldman (1986). Epistemology and Cognition. Harvard University Press.
Roderick M. Chisholm (1966). Theory of Knowledge. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
John Pollock (1987). Defeasible Reasoning. Cognitive Science 11 (4):481-518.
John McCarthy (1980). Circumscription — A Form of Non-Monotonic Reasoning. Artificial Intelligence 13:27–39.
Ray Reiter (1980). A Logic for Default Reasoning. Artificial Intelligence 13:81-137.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Miriam Solomon (1992). Scientific Rationality and Human Reasoning. Philosophy of Science 59 (3):439-455.
Oswald Huber (2000). What's in the Adaptive Toolbox: Global Heuristics or More Elementary Components? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (5):755-755.
Nick Chater (2000). How Smart Can Simple Heuristics Be? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (5):745-746.
Adam Morton (2000). Heuristics All the Way Up? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (5):758-759.
Michael E. Gorman (2000). Heuristics in Technoscientific Thinking. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (5):752-752.
Michael Huemer (2001). The Problem of Defeasible Justification. Erkenntnis 54 (3):375-397.
Gerd Gigerenzer & Thomas Sturm (2012). How (Far) Can Rationality Be Naturalized? Synthese 187 (1):243-268.
William C. Wimsatt (2000). Heuristics Refound. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (5):766-767.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads21 ( #170,718 of 1,790,397 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #323,925 of 1,790,397 )
How can I increase my downloads?